A Chicago-based prosecutor was placed on paid leave Friday for failing to mention in a statement that Adam Toledo, 13, had dropped the handgun he was holding before he was shot by a Chicago police officer, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office announced.
“In court last week, an attorney in our office failed to fully present the facts surrounding the death of a 13-year-old boy,” State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s spokeswoman Sarah Sinovic said Saturday. She was referring to an April 10 hearing, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
“We have put that individual on leave and are conducting an internal investigation into the matter,” Sinovic continued.
Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy reportedly told a judge at a bond hearing for Ruben Roman, 21, who was allegedly with Toledo the night he was killed, that when Toledo turned “towards the officer” he had “a gun in his right hand.”
“The officer fires one shot at [Toledo], striking him in the chest. The gun that [Toledo] was…